regrater

noun

re·​grat·​er
variants or less commonly regrator
-ātə(r)
plural -s
1
a
chiefly British : one that regrates supplies or necessities
b
dialectal : a middleman who travels about the country buying up farm produce for market
2
chiefly British : one that gets profits or credits due another especially by irregular means

Word History

Etymology

regrater from Middle English regrater, regratere, from Middle French regratier, from Old French; regrator from Middle English regratour, from Anglo-French, alteration (influenced by Anglo-French -our -or, from Old French -eor, -eur) of Middle French regratier; akin to Old Spanish regatero regrater, Old Italian rigattiere

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“Regrater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regrater. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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